Stockton has a unique charm which is why it is no surprise that it has been ranked as one of the best summer vacation spots in the US. With its warm summers and beautiful Californian sun, Stockton is the perfect location for anyone that needs to wind down and relax with a peaceful walk through one of its many pleasant parks. That’s why we have assembled this shortlist of parks to explore whilst visiting the marvelous town of Stockton, CA.
Victory Park is a perfect location for any type of outdoor social activity with plenty of space and shade for sports, fitness, or general goofing around with the kids. You can make the most of its excellent baseball area, playground, and wide-open spaces, making it one of the best parks in Stockton to get a sweat on.
Or, if you desire a more tranquil outing you can visit the Haggin Museum located near the center of the park itself. Educate yourself on the fine art, history, and exhibits that are on offer. Considering The Haggins museum contains the largest fine art collection in the California central valley there is certainly something for everyone here.
As if all this wasn’t enough, assuming you are lucky, you may even smell the fragrant aroma of flowers from Victory park’s rose garden. Don’t forget to pay a visit to Victory park’s pond and say hi to the little turtles.
Enjoying the wonderful weather at the Victory Park! Stockton Earth Day Festival happening until 4PM. pic.twitter.com/ekD9njTrKi
— Visit Stockton (@Stockton_CA) April 23, 2017
Next on the list is the lovely Atherton Park. Much like Victory Park, it has a fantastic selection of outdoor activities such as tennis courts, a basketball court, and a colorful children’s playground. There is also ample space to enjoy a nice picnic or BBQ during the pleasant summer months.
If you are looking for a perfect day out to run around and play sports or to simply fill your belly and enjoy the sun then Atherton Park is the place to be. Truly one of Stockton’s little gems.
Oak Grove Regional Park
Now on to our final and potentially most majestic park Stockton has to offer. From disk golf to fishing, Oak Grove Regional Park has something to offer everyone of all ages. There are plenty of trails to stroll along, boats to ride across the water, and lots of ducks to feed. You can spend hours here soaking in the weather, beautiful views, and peaceful atmosphere, and for the more adventurous types, there is also the aforementioned disc golf course to practice your throw.
Similar to the previous parks, Oak Grove Regional Park is a fantastic place for a picnic or BBQ, just make sure you watch out for those sneaky ducks! So get off your sofa, get out of the house and explore the beautiful views, activities, and wildlife at Oak Grove Regional Park. Oh and don’t forget to pack a frisbee!